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 Post subject: What tow car for pulling a 924, what do people use?
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:50 pm 
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Hi everyone,

I have decided to look at buying a cheap towcar to move my 924S to track events and whilst there is alot of information about towing in general some car related i thought i'd ask for peoples opinions that have towed 924's or other stuff.

I have an older licence because i am older but what i wanted to question were the towing weights. My car as it currently sits with one seat in is circa 1200kg, a Brian James trailer is 700kg which will give me a total of 1900kg.

Budget is £3-4k and from initial research the recommendations are use the 85% rule of kerb weight over trailer and car weight which pretty much puts me straight into 3500kg capacity 4x4's

The only other car that on paper is rated to pull over 2 tonnes is an E320CDI Estate but it would pretty much equal the same as the traile/car weight so should i be steering clear of anything like this or have people used large diesel estates and they are perfectly fine ( we will assume that it doesnt weigh less than the trailer and car)

Other than that and i'm probably looking at BMW X5's, Merc ML's or Grand Cherokee Jeeps. I would have a Disco but am a bit worried about rusty rear subframes etc.

Any opinions greatly received though i am guessing the 924 racers are 200kg+ lighter than my fat 924S :)

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Jeremy.

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A motorhome :grin:


That doesn't help :grin:

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JeremyB wrote:
the colonel wrote:
A motorhome :grin:


That doesn't help :grin:



:lol:

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Ex mod landrover 3.3t towing on roads or 3.5t off road there was one in Tescos fuel station pulling a (I swear too much) great power boat this week the boat absolutely dwarfed it but its legal

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cayenne you have will pull it ok

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Yep, Cayenne has same towing capacity as the Landy 3.5t

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It would but i don't have the Cayenne anymore, i sold it as we bought a new Range Rover and before you say why not tow it with that the answer is I would but as it's my wifes car she wasn't overly ammused by that idea ( She wont even let the dogs in it)

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